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Snow blankets New Mexico for Thanksgiving

Snow-covered trees in Albuquerque on Thanksgiving.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Most of the state of New Mexico woke up to several inches of snow on Thanksgiving morning.

In Albuquerque and Santa Fe, a winter storm warning ended at noon, but the cities still experienced spotty showers and rain throughout the day. Other parts of the state were expected to see that same storm last until as late as 11 p.m.

Some Albuquerque residents reported as much as 7 inches of snowfall, but the official total at the Sunport was 3.9 inches as of 4:30 p.m., according to ABC affiliate KOAT.

The snowfall had tapered down in the Albuquerque metro area and turned into spotty showers. Eastern and north eastern parts of the state were still dealing with a mix of rain and snow into the afternoon, making it difficult to drive.

Interstate 40 westbound was closed at mile marker 240 between Moriarty and Santa Rosa due to accidents, while Frontage road 1019 in Deming was closed due to flooding.

A winter storm warning was issued for Rio Arriba County until 11 p.m. Friday.

Temperatures were expected to slowly and steadily rise into the upper 30s by Thursday night. Another storm was expected to hit Friday mid-morning to afternoon, resulting in possible snow, rain and sleet coming from the west.

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